HANOI, VIETNAM – Media Outreach – July 19, 2022 – Official launch of the VinFuture Foundation a series of six InnovaTalk Webinars focusing on key areas of science and technology to introduce new technological trends which can lead to the solutions to the global emergency publishs.
The series was launched by the VinFuture Foundation with the aim of promoting community values of science and technology, inspiring national and international scientists, especially young scientists, as well as sharing knowledge in an engaging and accessible to science enthusiasts.
The InnovaTalk Webinar Series includes six seminars taking place on Zoom by the end of November 2022.
Each seminar will be led by a member of the scientific councils of VinFuture or a winner of the VinFuture Prize. Guest lecturers are leading international scientists from different high-tech fields and distinguished professors from the world’s top universities and research institutes, such as the University of California System, University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign, Oxford University, Stanford University, National University of Singapore. , and other leading universities.
One of the highlights of the webinar series is the active participation of the Vietnamese scientific community with leading national scientists and experts from technological institutes and academies, as well as representatives from companies, organizations , ministries and departments. Through discussions and interactive activities, the VinFuture Foundation hopes to showcase the significant roles and contributions of the Vietnamese scientific community in the global value chain.
Share on Networking Event Series, Dr. Le Thai Ha – CEO of VinFuture Price said: “With the InnovaTalk 2022 series, we want to unite to solve global problems. Each webinar opens at the top an opportunity to connect the scientific and technological communities, to promote interaction and cooperation, and contribute to accelerating the development of industries towards a in good health, modern, and sustainable society after the COVID-19 pandemic, Next theshaping and Reviving” theme of the VinFuture 2022 season.”
On June 29, the first webinar was successfully held with the theme “High-tech Agriculture – Transgenic Livestock”. The second InnovaTalk webinar is scheduled to take place on July 26, 2022 on the topic “Point-of-Care Cancer Measurement”. Professor Chi Van Dang, Member of the VinFuture Prize Council, Scientific Director of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, USA, will chair the webinar. The webinar will focus on a presentation on methods and techniques to help develop precision cancer diagnostic technology from Professor Brian T. Cunningham – Intel Alumni Endowed Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Director of Center for Pathogen Diagnostics, University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne.
To listen to the presentations of the speakers, as well as participate in the discussions and interactions of the second webinar on the topic “Measurement of cancer at the point of care”, interested viewers can register to join the webinar at: https:// cloud. info.vinuni.edu.vn/vinfutureprize_innovatalk_2022_webinar_2
Through the webinar series, VinFuture aims to create a platform for over 2,000 viewers to connect with science, exchange knowledge, and engage with scientists and scholars on pressing global issues.
InnovaTalk online seminar series topics:
1. Webinar #1 (June): High Tech Agriculture – Transgenic Livestock
2. Webinar #2 (July): Point-of-Care Cancer Measurement
3. Webinar #3 (August): Artificial Intelligence
4. Webinar #4 (September): Green Energy
5. Webinar #5 (October): Advanced Materials
6. Webinar #6 (November): Environmental Sustainability
About the VinFuture Foundation
VinFuture Foundation, established on December 20, 2020, the International Human Solidarity Day, is an independent non-profit foundation established by Mr. Phạm Nhật Vượng, Chairman of Vingroup JSC, Vietnam’s leading private conglomerate, and his wife, Madame Phạm Thu Hương.
The Foundation’s vision and mission is to create positive change in the lives of millions of people around the world. The main activity of the Foundation is to award the VinFuture Awards each year to cutting-edge scientific research and technological innovations that have already contributed or have the potential to contribute to the improvement of people’s lives.
The VinFuture Prize consists of four prize categories, of which the grand prize – worth US$3 million – is one of the largest annual world prizes, and three additional special prizes, worth US$500 000 US dollars each, are dedicated to women innovators, innovators from developing countries and innovators of outstanding achievement in emerging fields.
Additionally, the Foundation also conducts many activities to achieve its mission, such as funding research, collaborating in academic development, and promoting STEM education.
The Winners of the VinFuture Prize 2021
The grand prize: Dr. Katalin Karikó, Professor Drew Weissman (USA) and Professor Pieter Cullis (Canada) with their groundbreaking research in mRNA technology for vaccines.
Special Award for “Innovators with Outstanding Achievements in Emerging Fields”: Professor Omar Yaghi (USA) with his work on the discovery of metal-organic structural materials (MOFs)
Special “Female Innovators” Award: Professor Zhenan Bao (USA) with her work on the development of flexible electronics with the sensing properties of human skin.
Special Prize “Innovators from developing countries”: Prof. Salim S. Abdool Karim and Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim (South Africa), for their research on pre-exposure prophylaxis with antiretroviral drugs to prevent HIV transmission.